The most peaceful way to enjoy the least crowded county of England is up, up, up on a horse. Shropshire is blessed with over 600 miles of byways and bridleways, crisscrossing their way through the countryside. And what countryside! South Shropshire has the horse-friendly peaks of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Baron at Bucknell offers the perfect base for anyone wanting to explore the Shropshire Hills horseback. darky Dales Forest Stables is set in a beautiful location, just 10 minutes drive from Bucknell and offers supervised trekking and tuition. Advance booking required. The Baron at Bucknell is also on the Welsh border, enabling you to enjoy horse riding and pony trekking in the peace and beauty of the Mid Wales countryside at Underhill Riding Stables. They have friendly and experienced staff to ensure you have a relaxed ride on quality horses and ponies whatever your age and riding ability.